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A Guide To A Healthy Bed

The bedroom should be the most comfortable room in the house. After all, it is where you sleep and recharge your batteries. The last thing you think of when it comes to comfort, however, is your health. At least, health is the last thing you think of when it comes you your bed. And why would you? It is not like a bed can be healthy! In fact, there is such a thing as a healthy bed, and it plays a massive part in turning your bedroom into a haven.

For all you curious cats out there, here is how you make sure you bed is as healthy as possible.

Put Comfort First

First and foremost, you need to take care of the mattress because the mattress takes care of you. The mattress is the difference between a comfortable night’s sleep and one where you spend hours tossing and turning. A healthy bed is one that allows you to recharge your batteries and get eight hours kip every night, so choose carefully. A little piece of advice: a latex mattress is meant to be the real deal at the minute.

Non-Toxic Linens

That heading will probably put the fear of God into most readers. ‘You mean linens have chemicals in them that can affect your health’? Yes, some do have toxins in them, and those toxins can cause you to become ill. On the whole, these toxins just cause rashes and skin complaints that can be uncomfortable, but they still are not healthy. You should look for bed linens that are one-hundred percent organic and made from natural materials for the healthiest option.

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Moisture

Unfortunately, beds will retain moisture. Even more nauseating is the fact that moisture from the body can get into beds and is almost impossible to remove Horrible! Most people will give off 8 to 10oz of moisture each night, so it is unavoidable. The moisture mixes with the dead skin cells that you also shed to transform into the perfect home for dust mites. To prevent this from happening, there is a simple solution – don’t make your bed. The sheets and the covers trap the moisture in the bed and stop it from releasing into the air.

Pest Control

Even in your home there are pests that live in your bed. Most people think that bed bugs are only common in tropical or lesser developed countries. Although they do like hot weather, they are found all over the world and they are easy to bring into the home. You can bring them back with you from your holiday in your suitcase or pick them up outside and carry them inside. Once you have them, it is very difficult to get rid of them, and even changing the bed won’t solve the problem. You need to kill them at their source, so you will have to hire an exterminator to be sure that they don’t bother you again.

All the above can affect your health in one way or another. It is important to keep them in mind if you want your bedroom to be as healthy as possible.

 
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